Great to see a judge make a sensible decision for a change!
A court has blocked a ban on the sale of large sugary drinks – including soda – from restaurants in New York City, a day before the law was to take effect. Judge Milton Tingling ruled that the measure was “arbitrary and capricious”, after industry groups sued the city. The law would forbid the sale of drinks larger than 16 ounces (473ml) in food-service establishments. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the judge was “totally in error” and has vowed to appeal against Monday’s ruling. He has touted the ban as a way to reduce obesity. Research suggests that 58% of adults in New York are obese or overweight.
Nanny Bloomberg should chill out – with a large soda. From the looks of him, he needs to out a few pounds on!